Artoberfest To Be Held Oct. 21-23 At Casino

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The PAL ARToberfest Fine Art and Fine Craft Show and Sale is Oct. 21, 22 and 23 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center (the old casino) and showcases the work of 17 artists. The majority of the participating artists are from the Rim Country, however, Prescott and Scottsdale are also represented; photographer George Lewis of Prescott and acrylic and mixed media artist Pat Stacy of Scottsdale were juried into the show.

The featured artist of the 2011 ArtoberFest is Georgianne Smolenski of Payson, whose specialty is hand-woven, wearable art.

Smolenski goes beyond the typical materials for creating her fabrics; she has woven dog hair, llama hair, soy and bamboo into material from which she has made garments.

Other Rim artists in the show are Jan Ransom, Pat Sessions, Angela Cockle, Jack Greenshield, Glenda Roark, C.M. Okerwall, Jim Strong, Larry Trotter, Melanie Capps, Don Harmon, Sharon Kennedy, Darlene Younker, Jon Gunzel and Rock Newcomb.

The ARToberfest is open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23.

Art classes at Pine Library

Artist Wanda Mitchell-Tucker of Winkleman, Ariz., has volunteered to teach an oil painting class on Friday, Oct. 28 at the Pine Library activity room, located behind the Cultural Hall at the Pine Community Center.

She regularly offers classes at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts in Globe. This class will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. The cost is $10 to cover supplies only. She will teach students how to paint a rose from start to finish. Participants will end the lesson with a finished canvas that they can take home and frame.

Class size is limited and is for ages 13 and up. The supply fee needs to be paid at time of registration. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 21.

For more information and questions contact the library at (928) 476-3678.

Free Home School Art Classes in Pine

The Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library in Pine will again be holding free art classes, taught by Robyn Bossert, for home school children beginning Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the library activity room.

Classes will be from 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30. Registration is required and space is limited to the first 15 students. The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 28. Call the library at (928) 476-3678 or stop by to sign up.

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